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Spartans Vs. Badgers: Michigan State Puts First Place On The Line

The Spartans are one of three teams in first place in the Big Ten after two games, and they will look to keep that up on Tuesday night at Wisconsin.

After two games only three teams are still atop the Big Ten standings with flawless league records. Michigan State finds itself at the top with in-state rival Michigan and Purdue. All three teams are 2-0, but the Spartans expect to find an angry group of Badgers in their third conference game.

Wisconsin is known for its fierce defense of its home court of the Kohl Center, so Saturday's 72-65 loss to Iowa was one of the biggest shockers in recent league history. On Tuesday night at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, the No. 19 Badgers host the No. 11 Spartans, and they cannot afford a second home league loss. The loss to Iowa was Wisconsin's first home conference loss in almost two years, and they have not lost two conference games at home since the 2008-09 season when they lost to Purdue and Minnesota.

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